Accessible Fitness, more choices for more people

Fitness has always been a concern with regard to both mental and physical health regardless of age, gender, or any other variables that make each one of us unique. And for those in the blind community, fitness is every bit as much—if not more—important.

Exercise for the visually impaired is something that should be incorporated into a weekly, if not daily, routine for a variety of reasons that are both similar and different from people within the sighted community. For those with total loss of sight as well as for those who are low sighted, a lack of regular exercise can bring on a host of other issues, including weight gain, sluggishness, and perhaps worst of all for many, insomnia or a circadian rhythm that has been thrown completely off track.

A quality workout done at the right time of day and at the right pace to meet your unique physical and mental needs is just what the doctor may have forgotten to order. For many blind people, fitness has been a challenge: without someone to guide you and without the ability to drive yourself to the gym, it becomes obvious why so many visually impaired individuals give up—but with the BlindAlive line of Fitness Workouts for blind people, you’ll never have to depend on anyone else again.

Yoga and Strength Training with wieghts for blind people along with a variety of other cardiovascular exercises help our bodies stay toned, help us gain muscle mass and lose weight, but most of all, can help lead a blind person away from a sense of helplessness.

Are you ready to sweat? Come get healthy and leave all your notions of not being able to get fit due to your visual impairment behind with BlindAlive!

Food or Foodoid??

Have you heard of the word “foodoid”? You probably haven’t, because I just made it up -- or at least I think I did. I rather like the word.

Definition- A foodoid is a substance eaten by people and is often fed to animals that may resemble actual food or smell like what is commonly called food. It is likely to have little or no nutritional value.

Examples of foodoids are beverages such as Coke, diet drinks, Cheetos, Pop-Tarts, doughnuts, highly processed white bread, sugary breakfast cereals, highly processed meats, and of course candy. These foodoids do not look like anything found in nature -- unless it is an animal cracker -- and that is a loose resemblance.

Foodoids are crafted to appeal to our desires for crunchy, salty, creamy, or sweet tastes. They taste good to us, and we even find them comforting. We can develop strong cravings for them, even though they do nothing to actually feed the tissues in our bodies.

I think it is time to take an honest look at this. Why do we buy something that has no nutritional value? Why do we eat stuff that obviously is making us sick? The evidence is everywhere! Why do we believe without question the commercials that promote this junk as good for us? I don’t get it! I feel like humans are willingly self-destructing. It is absolutely senseless!

Food needs to be eaten and enjoyed for the energy and nourishment it provides for our bodies. Real food provides real joy. If we begin to gradually add real food to our diet, the desire for foodoids will begin to fall away. We become aware that real food feels good, and foodoids make us feel heavy and unmotivated… We have the power to take charge of ourselves! Let’s stop eating foodoids!
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